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Governor General thanks RCMP for the arrest of armed man

BY The Canadian Press, Jul 2, 2020 8:50 AM - REPORT AN ERRORLAST UPDATED ON Jul 2, 2020 3:53 PM

A police barricade is set up near Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Thursday, July 2, 2020. The RCMP say they have safely resolved an "incident" at Rideau Hall, where Gov. Gen. Julie Payette and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau live.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Governor General Julie Payette has sent out a tweet thanking the RCMP after police arrested an armed man on the grounds of Rideau Hall this morning.

A large number of police officers responded to the area just after 6:30 am.

Payette tweeted that all of her staff are safe.

Neither she nor Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were on the property this morning.

Trudeau and his family have lived in a home on the property since he was elected prime minister

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